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Andy Xie
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Opinion

Andy Xie

Markets aren’t really recovering from the US-China trade war – this is just a dead cat bounce

  • The change in the Fed’s policy posture has more bearing on global financial health than a resolution to the trade war
  • Either way, China and the US have worrying debt problems, and Chinese consumers won’t be able to boost the economy

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Andy Xie

Andy Xie

Dr Andy Xie is a Shanghai-based independent economist specialising in China and Asia, and writes, speaks and consults on global economics and financial markets. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1997 and was managing director and head of the firm’s Asia-Pacific economics team until 2006. Prior to that he spent two years with Macquarie Bank in Singapore, where he was an associate director in corporate finance. He also spent five years as an economist with the World Bank. He was voted one of the 50 most influential persons in finance by Bloomberg magazine in 2013.